Monday, April 18, 2011

On the street….Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, Florence

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  1. Hanna

    April 18, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    His shadow looks a bit like wings. Great picture.

  2. Sandy Leonard Snaps

    April 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Non mi piace.

  3. caribbelle

    April 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    contemplative, I wonder what he's thinking

  4. Anonymous

    April 18, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    love the cerulean blue cuff that is peeking out of the jacket…also the rings! what a great individual style

  5. you can call me mary...

    April 18, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I found God on the corner of 1st and Amistad
    Where the West was all but won
    All alone, smoking his last cigarette
    I said, "Where you been?" He said, "Ask anything"
    -The Fray

  6. Jennie

    April 18, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Hobo-chic!

  7. Antonia at Swedish Love Affair

    April 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    This kind of ear jewelry always makes me shiver..

  8. Fly

    April 18, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    alternativo con Husky??
    bel contrasto!

    http://flyselfportrait.blogspot.com/

  9. Rebecca Ann

    April 18, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I like it when men wear darker rings. It's a little more rugged looking. Great photo!

  10. Anonymous

    April 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I can't believe this is in Italy – he looks obnoxiously San Francisco!

  11. street number eight

    April 18, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    And it's Menswear Monday! At least in my world :) Beards are among my top mens trends these days. So 70s and free-livin' man of the world! Http://streetnumbereight.blogspot.com/

  12. Mara

    April 18, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    The hat looks so well placed, it's hard to believe it casually took that position on his head :)

  13. Anonymous

    April 18, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    A cool shot – I like how you've taken the picture from the shadowed side.

    This sort of punk/grunge thing is very confusing for me, especially those ear hoop things (I don't even know what they're called). How is he going to explain that to his grandkids in fifty years?

  14. Kacie

    April 18, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I like this look. It's like a grungy, Jonny Depp look. Very Pacific Northwest.

  15. Natalya's Closet

    April 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    I love the depth in this photo. XOXO, http://www.NatalyasCloset.com

  16. Anonymous

    April 18, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    He's a junkie, right?

  17. Anonymous

    April 18, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    jamiroquai?

  18. Anonymous

    April 18, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    He is like a shadow himself.

  19. Rita

    April 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Lovely style this young man has. I like the fact that he has his ears stretched but that doesn't define his style at all. You go, boy!

  20. jackie

    April 18, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    looks like spike from top chef…

  21. Wayde

    April 18, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Love the styling, perfection! Cool rings and jacket, so bohn-luxe!

  22. Tante Olivie

    April 18, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    hot. more please.

  23. Twins

    April 18, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    i love ur photographs!

  24. The Village Idiot

    April 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    i like his overall look. it works for him. very artist/romantic/poet

  25. Jessie

    April 18, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    what a great look he has. i love guys who dress like this.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

  26. Anonymous

    April 18, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    he´s not Italian….never!!!

  27. Jerome C.

    April 18, 2011 at 5:48 pm

  28. Reptilia

    April 18, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Love this photo!

    http://justreptilia.blogspot.com

    xxx

  29. Cocò (daddysneatness)

    April 18, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Really nice and deep pic!

    http://www.daddysneatness.blogspot.com

  30. Danielle

    April 18, 2011 at 6:19 pm

  31. thetastelevel

    April 18, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Laid back swag, love it

    http://www.thetastelevel.blogspot.com

  32. Urbanita trying in the city

    April 18, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Thinking men :)

  33. The Styllustrator

    April 18, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    He sincerely looks Russian.
    As always, great picture.

    http://styllustrator.blogspot.com

  34. 2heels1flash

    April 18, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    bravo!
    I lived there for 2 years and there is really nice people around….
    bufffffff

  35. Animée. R

    April 18, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Stretched ears? He already wins in my book!

  36. me1ocoton

    April 18, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Is that Jamiroquai?

  37. André

    April 18, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    I own a similar jacket. Although I wouldn´t own any of the other apparel (cigarette included) on the picture but well…I´m not cool…just a bit.

  38. grizzlesnort

    April 18, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    like the cap(s)

  39. Scorpion Disco

    April 18, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    bet hes got a good story or two!
    his eyes are so expressive even though we can't even really see them!

    cheers,
    renata

    scorpiondisco.com

  40. Evan

    April 18, 2011 at 8:20 pm

  41. Anonymous

    April 18, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    The comments on this post clearly demarcate how some people are so painfully judgmental of those who don't follow the absurd fashion flow. He's not wearing fur, where are his polished leather shoes, no way can he be Italian, he must be a junky.

    I think this real look is absolutely beautiful, & if he has grandkids, they will think he's badass for his gauges!

  42. Lis Peery

    April 18, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I love it that you're stepping out of the box with this one! He's gorgeous. thanks for not posting a photo of a super fashion-y human. your soul is good, Scott. follow it.

  43. Ariana

    April 18, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Are you sure this isn't Portland?! :)

  44. Carla Magalhaes

    April 18, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    What I love most in a photo like this is the total absence of labels and the presence of beauty and language through style. Don't get me wrong. I love some great labels stuff I have but what I love most is your choice to see beauty around you. I personally need it in this crazy world we live! Thank you for that!

  45. Em

    April 18, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    What beautiful pictures! Feel free to follow me @ http://makemodemodel.blogspot.com/

    Thanks! x

  46. DJ Twisted Sister

    April 18, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    He looks deep in thought…wonder what he's thinking about (maybe a good shave?).

  47. wfs

    April 18, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I love the jacket.

  48. Anonymous

    April 18, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    beautiful, reflective.
    there's something about the beard, the texture of the beanie and the look in his eyes.

    you stole a gorgeous moment. well-taken! :)

  49. SOFIA

    April 19, 2011 at 12:10 am

    WOW!LOVE IT!

  50. Anonymous

    April 19, 2011 at 12:11 am

    hipster

  51. UyenCao

    April 19, 2011 at 12:16 am

  52. Katelyn Likes This

    April 19, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Oh wow…his shadow looks like the silhouette of angel's wings.

    :-)

  53. Dmetri

    April 19, 2011 at 12:54 am

    I want that hat…

  54. Yielly

    April 19, 2011 at 1:01 am

    This might honestly be one of my favourite pictures that you've taken. Love everything about it.

  55. Marie

    April 19, 2011 at 1:10 am

    I also thought his silhouette looks like wings too :)

  56. NatashaNicole

    April 19, 2011 at 1:38 am

    What a great, authentic shot. Love your blog, it's always such an inspiration. Thank you.

    http://garagegypsy.blogspot.com

  57. Anonymous

    April 19, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Love the rings and his expression… and that perfect profile.

    The angel wings created by the shadow are the perfect touch, especially since, judging by some of the comments, many would never consider that by being kind to those who seems "strange" to them, they may be entertaining angels (literal or metaphorical–take your pick) unaware.

  58. Homer medici

    April 19, 2011 at 2:45 am

    Kinda like his style

  59. MFP

    April 19, 2011 at 3:07 am

    if i was walking in the street i'd probably just stare at him and wonder what he's thinking. haha. great photo!

  60. marie

    April 19, 2011 at 3:12 am

    Un vrai look! il ne respire pas la joie de vivre, certes, mais il est moins sinistre que la plupart des mannequins sur les photos de mode.

    Et la petite veste matelassée marine c'est très italien!

  61. meenal @ maison marigold

    April 19, 2011 at 3:27 am

    very unique style and an intense look..i don't like the earring though..xx meenal

  62. Kate

    April 19, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Really want to know what he's thinking about! Brilliant picture
    http://www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com

  63. Plami

    April 19, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Great picture! He's got interesting style

    Xoxo
    Plami

    http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

  64. †ELMO†

    April 19, 2011 at 4:36 am

    ADOROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  65. MELISSA Z.

    April 19, 2011 at 4:48 am

    love the shadow in this pic, gret job!

    http://www.abitoffashion.com

  66. Cecille

    April 19, 2011 at 5:19 am

    love it!

  67. IS THIS IT? models review

    April 19, 2011 at 5:27 am

    Nice shot, but personally not a fan of this kind of style…

    http://www.isthisitmodelsreview.com/

  68. toolscatalog.blogspot.com

    April 19, 2011 at 5:33 am

    Love this pic.

  69. roelien

    April 19, 2011 at 5:42 am

    a different take on the versatile barbour. i kind of like it.

  70. Anonymous

    April 19, 2011 at 5:49 am

    He's GIENCHI,Italian of course and an amazing shoe designer

    love him!

  71. Anonymous

    April 19, 2011 at 5:59 am

    GIENCHI

  72. Vasilieva

    April 19, 2011 at 6:30 am

    this is such a powerful pic

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

  73. Anonymous

    April 19, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Sometimes a person down on the luck does not exclude them from having style.

  74. ERTLandCOHN

    April 19, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Amazing… love streestyle!
    Un saludo,
    ERTL and COHN

  75. Anonymous

    April 19, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Scruffy.

  76. Anonymous

    April 19, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Gienchi isn't he from Milan??

  77. Daniela

    April 19, 2011 at 8:30 am

    dark angel in the sunlight

  78. mrsosborn

    April 19, 2011 at 9:05 am

    the jacket is very italian – I like the mix of styles!

  79. MB@YarnUiPhoneApp

    April 19, 2011 at 9:18 am

    There's certainly a theme of smokers enjoying their outside break in this blog since smokers cannot light up inside anymore at least in public buildings. I like how this guy seems to be oblivious to the photog in this shot. just relaxing and smoking.

  80. Marcel Da Chump

    April 19, 2011 at 9:37 am

    You've may have captured the genesis of his creative process.
    I'm too full of hair envy to comment any further.

  81. Anonymous

    April 19, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Wow, he's a famous designer? Looks like the homeless dude that hangs outside the courthouse here.

  82. Anonymous

    April 19, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Looks like a backpacking student on his last few euro.

  83. D♥R

    April 19, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Love his style…

    L♥ts of L♥ve

    http://inspiremebitch.blogspot.com/

  84. Victoria Regia

    April 19, 2011 at 11:54 am

    If I'm not mistaken, this is Gienchi, a very cool shoe designer from Italy. If you thik he doesn't look Italian, then you probaly have never been to Italy. There's a little bit of everything there, and a lot of young people I've seen tend to look like this. In fact, I'd be willing to bet that the same holds true for any big city around the globe nowadays. As for the pic – he looks HOT and very stylish. I'd take this over shiny shoes and suits any day!

  85. flowercake

    April 19, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    He's just being himself the best way to look

  86. san

    April 19, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    great

  87. The Covetist

    April 19, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Boheme amore
    xoxo
    ♥♥♥

  88. valentina

    April 19, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    hermoso!

  89. Anonymous

    April 19, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Wow… some remarkably judgmental comments here! Thank god Scott's not so prissy, so we get to see photos of perfectly normal young people (not junkies, freaks, or down on their luck, just NORMAL!). I agree with others commenters that the beauty of this shot is in his shadow. His attire is completely typical for a casual, layered look on a young person. I have lived all over the U.S. and in Europe, and people who don't think this is perfectly acceptable attire simply don't open their eyes. Some of you would think anyone was a bum! Ugh.

  90. Anonymous

    April 19, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    This guy looks nothing like Jamiroquai, seriously. He looks like a casually dressed man anywhere in the world, who has a little bit of style about him.

  91. Malo

    April 19, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Nice photo. Keep up the fantastic work.

    Thanks for the post,

    Malo
    http://www.ModaeAmor.com/
    Twitter.com/ModaeAmor

  92. Olga

    April 19, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Very nice photo – a man with his shadow looks like an angel with the wings. Very atmospheric picture.

  93. Anonymous

    April 19, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    HIS ANGELIC..

  94. vanna

    April 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    <3 him

  95. Andrew Jacobs

    April 19, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    The shadows really make those blues pop. I love the distinction between the jacket and the lighter blue jersey he has on underneath.

  96. canvas prints

    April 19, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    love the intensity in his face

  97. fromblank

    April 19, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    such a great shot! so very italian.
    you make me miss italy :(

    http://www.fromblank.blogspot.com

  98. Mertxe HernĂ ndez

    April 20, 2011 at 10:07 am

    THe shadow look like a wing. Nice picture.

    http://mertxehernandez.blogspot.com/

  99. Marina Rima

    April 20, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    gorgeus!

  100. another embrace

    April 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    i like it

  101. Jeanine

    April 20, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I love his sense of style and love how some guys can rock the plugs. Perfect example of how people use fashion to reflect their individual personalities. This is great.

    jeaninereyes.blogspot.com/

  102. Anonymous

    April 21, 2011 at 11:08 am

    tormentato, selvaggio. semplicemente gienchi

  103. Anonymous

    April 21, 2011 at 11:12 am

    i want the free spirit like gienchi and scott…

  104. Naftali Stern

    April 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Great shot and interesting layering techniques.

    theBohmerian

  105. Anonymous

    April 21, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I kind of forgot that Portland (OR) had a typical style. This is it!

  106. Anonymous

    April 22, 2011 at 11:08 am

    wow.

  107. Anonymous

    April 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    This is cool.

  108. Kate

    April 23, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Very Portland Oregon.

  109. Anonymous

    April 24, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    He looks almost unapproachable, he's so cool…

    ~ivy m.

  110. pdifashion

    April 27, 2011 at 11:10 am

    How do you capture emotions?

  111. K.

    April 27, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    what about him???

  112. Anonymous

    April 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    che bello

  113. Jessica

    April 30, 2011 at 3:32 am

    the first skirt looks so great with the face on it!
    http://www.fashionthoughts.de

  114. lindayoga

    August 22, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Very strong image! Is he homeless?

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